|"The Greenhouse, Scout," 2014, by Cig Harvey|
It's full of gorgeous, thought-provoking ruminations on the value of gardens, plants, flowers, and playing in the dirt. Pasti is so heartfelt here--it makes me want to transport myself to the Shire and observe!
My favorite lines:
"Making a garden is not a task or an action whose goal is the creation of a garden. It’s a condition, a form of being. Your garden is you, as you make it, draw it, think it....Meet the gardener who is within you: Befriend him. For gardeners, paradise doesn’t exist elsewhere; it is here. It’s called the world, and the place from where it springs goes by the name of reality."
Isn't that a beautiful thought? I don't know much about gardening, but I love learning about plants, and will want to learn more in the future. I think this is an idea not just about gardening, but about creating a sense of home and gratitude for the present. Let's carry that into our weekends.
[Image above by Cig Harvey]